Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
4.5
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, allow 2 - 3 hours for your visit to Vancouver's iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge, hanging 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. The park offers more than just the bridge. Its surrounding 27 acres celebrate nature, history and culture in unique and thrilling ways. Cliffwalk hangs for 213m (700ft) and reaches 91m (300ft) high, hugging the granite cliffside and offering a panoramic view of the thriving rainforest and canyon far below. On Treetops Adventure walk from one magnificent old growth Douglas-fir to another on a series of seven elevated suspension bridges, reaching as high as 110 feet (33m), for a squirrel's eye view of the forest. Guides, signage and interactive exhibits throughout the park help you in your understanding of rainforest ecosystems and their sustainability.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines10,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Communing with Nature
    After visiting the Capilano River salmon hatchery, we visited this place and I really loved it! We crossed the long suspension bridge and the cliffwalk, went up to the Treetops Adventure, and relaxed in the cabins. It felt great to commune with Nature and to walk the trails in the woods. The view was simply spectacular! Highly recommended!
    Hi, thank you so much for the kind words and your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Park!
    Written August 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Flix
    Berlin, Germany90 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the sunset admission!
    Well-made and maintained park with some very impressive views (especially the cliff walk is stunning). However, the price for a normal ticket is pretty high. Instead I would recommend going for the sunset admission since it's cheaper, the park is not so crowded and the evening atmosphere gives it a nice touch.
    Hello, thank you for sharing your experience at the Park. We are glad you enjoyed the Cliffwalk! Our evening rate does offer 30% off all admission rates when you visit from 5 pm – close and the Park is generally less busy later in the day. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written August 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Amy D
    Cincinnati, Ohio553 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Time on a Suspension Bridge with Too Many People!
    As other folks suggested, it gets very busy, so earlier the better. we did not do any sort of tour but drove ourselves and found parking across the street. We were there when the crowds were getting bad, so we had to wait to go on the bridge. They let WAY more people on it so I was pretty uncomfortable crossing. It was a little better on the way back because I knew what to expect. Taking photos was difficult because of the movement of the bridge and the number of people. I did manage to get one and not drop my phone! When we walked up in the trees, we were held up numerous times by tourists taking pictures and selfies. We did take advantage of the rest of the park and drove up the rode to the Salmon Hatchery and Cleveland Dam. The hatchery was very educational, and the Dam was impressive; both were beautiful. Best thing.....We were the only people at both. It's worth seeing these two sights . You have to kind of explore the paths at the Dam because they are not obvious.
    Hi! Thank you for the 4 star review and for taking the time to share your valuable feedback, we really appreciate it and are always looking for ways to improve! We do see busier times in the afternoon, and most guests like to visit between 12 and 2. We do recommend earlier day visits, or after 2pm if you’re hoping for a quieter experience.
    Written August 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • melaVancouver
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rain or Shine - more than just a bridge
    I work singing and entertaining here, and this is my first season. What I have noticed is that when I have invited friends and even family, they have cancelled when there is rain in the forecast, and so I've chosen this platform (additionally to my microphone) to tell the world that this park is gorgeous when it is raining. Some aspects of your experience are even enhanced with rain! Bonus! if you are local you can always come back on the same ticket on a sunny day in future (no extra charge if you register as a BC resident on your way out). The interactive carts (there's so much to learn!), the birds of prey (retired and let you get close!), and the music (old-timey acoustic), are all part of your full price admission. It's not just a bridge, it's a full experience you can enjoy even without a camera or phone.
    Vancouver rain can be relentless....we’re glad you figured out that it’s a perfect time to visit a West Coast Temperate Rainforest. It’s also pretty special to see the river wildly rushing under the bridge!
    Written August 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Joe M
    309 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature on display from above.
    A Park for nature lovers. We enjoyed the forest, the totem poles, and the suspension bridge and the treetop walks. A great view of the canyon, from the suspension bridge and the canyon walk. We enjoyed the bird demonstrations and even the ones on slugs. Come early, the earlier the better as this is a popular place and the increased number of people decreased your enjoyment of the lovely place.
    Thank you so much for your 5 star review and for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed everything the Park has to offer!
    Written September 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • caimi
    Waterloo, Illinois212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a tourist trap, but in a good way.
    The entire Capilano experience is tourist trap: Kind of pricey, gift shops, crowds, countless people blocking the way to take selfies. But this park built by the Capilano family is a unique opportunity to see and photograph great forest views, walk over a slightly unnerving suspension footbridge, explore a rainforest from a treehouse perspective and enjoy the wonders of nature, albeit with hundreds of other people. It was worth the admission for all of the good things and all of the tourist trappy things can be overlooked.
    Hi there - Thank you so much for taking the time to share your 5 star experience, it makes us smile to hear your enjoyed your visit and were able to appreciate our beautiful forest and all its amenities! We do recommend earlier day visits, or after 2pm if you’re hoping for a quieter experience.
    Written September 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Rockiroads
    Oshawa, Canada1,311 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something nice to do and great view
    This was a nice little trip. Like everything else out here, all tourist stuff is not cheap. There are some that would not have liked the suspension bridge as it may have been to shaky or high for them. It was a great walking trip, with beautiful views of nature, the valley it was in, the greenery, The cool paths and suspension bridges that may have taken ages to make. The birds were cool. The Owl the guy talked to us about as it sat with him. The free bus from our hotel was quick and on time. All and all a nice few hours in a real cool nature spot.
    We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and you were able to appreciate the beautiful nature the park has to offer! Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to share your experience!
    Written September 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 11, 2023
  • RSoxFamily2011
    Yarmouth, Canada457 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome sense of rainforest in the city!
    My husband and I used their free shuttle from downtown. The park is well laid out with signs and guides, including verbal reminders about proper behaviour while crossing the suspension bridge. There are many info boards throughout, that are short and easy to read. Before the actual bridge, there was the CliffWalk, which is on the edge of the canyon, with spectacular views. After crossing the bridge, there are many trails, including TreeTop Adventures. There are food places on both sides of the bridge and very helpful, engaged staff members. The gift shop has many items, shirts, souvenirs and postcards. This experience took us 2.5-3 hours and we would have stayed longer if we hadn't had another appointment. It was wonderful to be immersed in the sounds and smells of nature, in a well maintained and cared for park. We will definitely return when we are in the area again! Don't miss this one!
    Hi there - Thank you so much for taking the time to share your 5 star review - It really makes us smile to know our guest are having such memorable experiences! We look forward to your return when your next in the area!
    Written September 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • GoVols79
    Chattanooga, Tennessee3,746 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Capilano Suspension Bridge
    Our family visited Capilano Suspension Bridge on a weekday afternoon and had a wonderful time. We had bought tickets ahead of time and it was a very smooth process upon arrival. We loved visiting all of the different areas and experiences. It was very crowded but that did not detract from the experience for me. It was a very unique place that we would recommend to anyone visiting Vancouver.
    Hi - thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so glad to hear that you loved exploring everything that the Park has to offer! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!
    Written September 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Earlyretirefree
    Church Stretton, United Kingdom254 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive but (just about) worth it.
    We visted on a rainy day in late September. Given the highlight of the park is the fact it is in a rainforest i suspect that is the best weather to visit! The main features of the park are the bridge itself, the cliff walk and the tree top walk. They've clearly spend a lot of time and put a lot of thought into designing those activites and we found it genuinely impressive. Take the free 15 minute shuttle from downtown if you dont want to be constrained by an organised tour.
    Thank you so much for your kind words and your 5 star review! Vancouver rain can be relentless so we’re glad you discovered that it’s a perfect time to visit a West Coast Temperate Rainforest.
    Written September 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
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Farm girl at heart
Canton Center, CT44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We wanted to come here for dinner at 7pm. When we arrived we were told by the woman at the entrance station
That we had to all pay $59 for each of us (to adults and 2 teens) just for the entrance to the park to get to the restaurant. We said that we just wanted to get to the restaurant and were told that we had to pay the entrance fee to get to
The restaurant. So we would have had to pay $240 just to walk to the restaurant and then pay for dinner as well. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed and were not willing to pay that much for the walk. This was not a good set up.
Written January 15, 2020
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l0ve2travel93
London, UK234 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Firstly this is a bit of a pricey attraction which had a big influence on the review, it was over $100 for 2 adults and probably only need 2-3 hours to go round so quite expensive when it doesn’t even entertain you all day. The suspension bridge is good, but I wouldn’t say anything special compared to similar things in other countries. The tree top walk is cool and more sturdy than I was expecting and then there is a nature trail which is longer than it looks. Everything is on a board walk so pretty easy to walk along but there are lots of stairs. I enjoyed the cliff top walk and again very sturdy but a bit narrower and then there is a small shack that sells hot chocolate and small snacks and then a big shop and restaurant. There aren’t any particularly good views apart from the river from the suspension bridge and views of the bridge itself, overall it was okay and I’m glad we went but not worth the price.

Almost forgot one of the best bits was the free shuttle which comes every 20 minutes from outside the library, Canada place, Hyatt regency and blue horizon hotel. This was very useful for getting there and back.
Written February 29, 2020
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TheInternationalLine
United States186 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
I realize that this attraction is not aimed at people who hike, or even walk outside often. Instead, it's a "nature light" experience for people who come on tour busses or want to see some nice trees without having to get their shoes muddy or accidentally walking off the boardwalk into bear country. The warning signs will definitely teach you that coming in direct contact with nature is a scary proposition.

But, c'mon, the prices they charge for this experience are just extortion. We were able to find some (slightly) discounted tickets 3 days in advance online, which meant my wife and I eeked out at just under a hundred dollars for admission, but then we got nailed with the mandatory 3 hour parking fee upon arrival. How someone could legit spend three hours there is another puzzling question. Maybe if they're eating nineteen dollar hamburgers at the snack bar (NOT exaggerating) or shopping at the massive overpriced gift shop.

So, what is the attraction like? A short boardwalk hiking trail, a cliffside walk (the highlight, honestly) and the suspension bridge itself which overlooks... Um... A river. Well, to be fair it's a river and some crappy condo/apartment complex. You'd think there might be an incredible waterfall or something under the bridge, but there really isn't beyond some artificial water features that cascade into artificial ponds.

So, anyway, if you meet the criteria in the first paragraph, feel free to give this company your hard-earned money. For everyone else, just keep driving a bit further down the road to Lynn Creek. It's completely free (except for cheap parking if you want to park directly at the trailhead), you're allowed to walk past the boardwalks, and the suspension bridge and waterfalls are stunning.
Written April 10, 2022
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866
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Thousands of people ( think Disneyworld lines on thanksgiving holiday ) OMG the amount of people in this park on the night we visited completely spoiled the whole ambience of the place. Sadly profits before people and safety.
So disapointed as we were really looking forward to it but the huge crowds and wait times just killed it for us. My advice is if you want to visit during the hoildays go in the afternoon 2pm and leave on dusk probably beat the bulk of the crowds that way.
Written January 1, 2020
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RubyW
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We did not buy a tour for this excursion. We bought a daypass ticket to use on the bus from our hotel, seabus across to Lonsdale quay and from there we took the local bus to the Capilano. We were going to visit Lynn Valley canyon but it was closed for renovations. If you plan early enough you could also get in grosse mountain.
We had a great time at Capilano, wear good walking shoes as you will be climbing up stairs, down stairs and across bridges. The trees were very tall, so you can imagine how high you have to get. Love the place, will visit again as it was winter when I was there.
Written March 10, 2020
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scud56
Alton, UK559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We caught the complimentary bus from downtown Vancouver and enjoyed a couple of hours in the park.
The tickets were expensive but we were able to get a BC concession for free future visits in the next 12 months.
We visited during the week which means that there were fewer visitors in the park. I can imagine that it all gets a little crazy with lots of visitors on the bridge and sky walks at the weekends.
Definitely a 'must do' experience.
Written February 13, 2020
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Shane D
Brisbane, Australia111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Visited the Canyon Lights at the park and was approx 4pm when arrived. It was already getting dark and while the lights are very nice I regret visiting earlier in the day to see the canyon and forest in the daylight. The park was very busy so there was restricted movement around the walks as people stopped or blocked the pathway. Still enjoyable to visit but definitely recommend seeing during daylight over the evening for the canyon lights.

Definitely take advantage of the free shuttle bus and buying your tickets online versus at the park.
Written January 4, 2020
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Hoffmann5
Copenhagen, Denmark286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This place is amazing. We came in February so very limited visitors and basically had the place for our self.
Excellent walk in the three tops.
The guide Mathias was super friendly and helpful. Even had luck to spot the bald eagle!
Written February 6, 2020
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Kristen L
Oakland, CA200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It may seem a bit expensive, but the Canyon Lights really are worth it! We went in the new year, after Christmas, but the holiday vibe is still very much present. Loved the tree top walk, the informative interpretative panels, and the magical lights above the trout pond. I'd love to go back to see the forest during the daytime and when the lights are gone, too!
Written January 9, 2020
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Stanleymui
Woodland Hills, Ca58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
There are 3 main attractions and some minor walks. The BIG one of course is the suspension bridge. It is long but fill of people. Some stopped for pictures and taking selfies so the line didn’t move. It is way too crowded.
2nd is the Tree top walk where you walk up a flight of stairs and walk way up high from tree to tree. That wasn’t too crowded and quite interesting. The last attraction is the cliff walk and that is quite pleasant but to pay around $65.00 for that is way too much. ( if you book online it is a few dollars cheaper . around $65.00 is the price at the gate ). It is a bit touristy and a feel of an amusement park rather than a nature park. There were a lot of pumpkins and skeleton for halloween . There were a couple of ladies, one with a falcon and one with an owl . They talked about these birds with a few gawkers in front of them. Pictures taking are free . The facility is very clean however. We walked every square inch and was done in 1.5 hours with plenty of time of taking videos and pictures, taking bathroom breaks. So for a family of 4, for example you are staring down $260.00 just for entrance fee. ( granted there is discount of like $5.00 for anyone over 65 ) . We took the bus there so I am not sure if we have to pay for parking .

One thing I like is the time entry to control crowd. It can get really crowded on the suspension bridge. The river below is nothing worth spending a few second for though because it has almost no water and rocky.

We went to Whistler and we crossed at least 4 suspension bridges , smaller ones though but free.

In my opinion, this gate should be tore down. Make it a family park for everyone and not the rich. Don’t charge any admission and free parking so everyone can enjoy it. Why turn this lovely location into an amusement park. Nature is for everyone and we should love and protect it.
Written October 11, 2022
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